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Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. 

All can know good as good only because there is evil.

Therefore having and not having arise together. 

Difficult and easy complement each other. 

Long and short contrast each other: 

High and low rest upon each other; 

Voice and sound harmonize each other; 

Front and back follow one another.

Therefore the sage goes about doing nothing, teaching no-talking. 

The ten thousand things rise and fall without cease, 

Creating, yet not possessing.

Working, yet not taking credit. 

Work is done, then forgotten. 

Therefore it lasts forever.

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Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. 

All can know good as good only because there is evil.

Therefore having and not having arise together. 

Difficult and easy complement each other. 

Long and short contrast each other: 

High and low rest upon each other; 

Voice and sound harmonize each other; 

Front and back follow one another.

Therefore the sage goes about doing nothing, teaching no-talking. 

The ten thousand things rise and fall without cease, 

Creating, yet not possessing.

Working, yet not taking credit. 

Work is done, then forgotten. 

Therefore it lasts forever.

 

-Heaven is beyond duality, the world is dualistic

-give many example of this point

-the sage naturally lives beyond the normal back and forth whipsawing of desires

-his naturally living in the flow of the Dao is the best teacher

-stuff is alway happening in world based upon cause and effect

-the key is to just live and not get attached to any of it.

 

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6 minutes ago, Tuesday said:

Wow. TTC is awesome.

 

I would agree.

 

If you take Jeff's explanation about desires and apply that to chapter 3. I think it helps a lot.

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On 10/12/2019 at 12:11 PM, Tom said:

Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. 

All can know good as good only because there is evil.

Therefore having and not having arise together. 

Difficult and easy complement each other. 

Long and short contrast each other: 

High and low rest upon each other; 

Voice and sound harmonize each other; 

Front and back follow one another.

Therefore the sage goes about doing nothing, teaching no-talking. 

The ten thousand things rise and fall without cease, 

Creating, yet not possessing.

Working, yet not taking credit. 

Work is done, then forgotten. 

Therefore it lasts forever.


the harmony of yin and yang make a whole circle. No need to push away yin or seek after yang. There’s a natural flow of both that happen, no matter how much we try to control it one way or another. 

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